A memo from minority leader Nancy Pelosi’s office calling for a “gun violence prevention day of action” today includes a long itinerary of scripted actions to be taken by Democrat representatives under orders from the 76-year-old gun control zealot. The actions called for are tightly controlled, right down the tweets the powerful California Democrat wants the staff of representatives to use on social media on her orders.
Characteristically, the tweets scheduled to begin at a 12:30 PM ET “tweetstorm” are factually inaccurate.
272 mass shootings this year. When will @SpeakerRyan give us a vote? #NoFlyNoBuy #CloseTheLoophole #GunVote
You would think you might have noticed there being more than one Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook or Pulse Night Club every single day this year, but Pelosi’s numbers don’t come from a reputable source. They are instead pulled from Mass Shooting Tracker, aself-described gun control propaganda site that has changed the traditional definition of mass shootings (four or more people killed in a random attack not including the killer) used by the Congressional Research Office, echoing the FBI’s definition of a “mass murder,” in order to make almost any shooting—from domestic violence incidents to a gang drive-by—a “mass shooting.”
The actual number of mass shootings in 2016 using the Congressional Research Office definition?